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Learning VMware App Volumes

By : Peter von Oven
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Learning VMware App Volumes

By: Peter von Oven

Overview of this book

App Volumes provides a virtualized, real-time application delivery engine for virtual desktop infrastructure and is designed to enable VDI deployments to ensure greater flexibility, agility, and cost reduction. This book starts with an in-depth overview of the architecture and components used to design an optimized solution. We then show you how to install and configure App Volumes for different use cases such as VMware View integration, using VMware ThinApp, Citrix XenApp, and more. Throughout the chapters, we provide hints, tips, and tricks as well as best practices. By the end of the book, you will have built a working App Volumes environment and acquired the skills to build and run a production environment.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Learning VMware App Volumes
About the Author
About the Reviewer


In this chapter, we covered the subject of Writable Volumes in more detail.

We started off by describing the how Writable Volumes work from a process and architectural point of view, before moving on to create our first Writable Volume.

Once we created a Writable Volume, we went on to show how it worked, by logging is as an end user, installing applications, and then moving from one virtual desktop to another. Finally, we looked at how to perform some of the ongoing management of the Writable Volumes, such as updates and other general admin tasks.

In the next chapter, we will take a deeper look at how to deliver ThinApp packaged applications from within an AppStack, from a "how to do it" perspective as well as why you would want to do it and the use cases for doing so.